Justin Ezekowitz


Dr. Ezekowitz, an accomplished professional in the field of cardiology, serves as the co-director of the Canadian VIGOUR Centre at the University of Alberta. He has spearheaded the establishment of five new heart failure clinics across Alberta to enhance access to specialized services. Furthermore, he plays a pivotal role in co-chairing the heart failure care pathway initiative as part of Alberta Health Services Strategic Clinical Networks.

Dr. Ezekowitz's clinical focus centers on cardiology, with a primary emphasis on heart failure. He practices at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, where he contributes to the Heart Function Clinic.

In the realm of research, Dr. Ezekowitz dedicates his efforts to acute and chronic heart failure, particularly in individuals with heart "pump" issues or end-stage heart disease. He actively engages in numerous local and international clinical trials aimed at identifying novel treatments and care strategies for heart failure. He also holds the co-director position at the Canadian VIGOUR Center, where his involvement spans population health, machine learning, pragmatic trials, nested registries, and international clinical trials. His expertise is evident in the numerous book chapters he has authored in medical textbooks and his extensive publication record in his field. Additionally, he serves as an associate editor for renowned publications such as Circulation, American Heart Journal, and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, while also contributing as a reviewer for various international peer-reviewed journals focusing on cardiology.

Dr. Ezekowitz's research garners support from a range of funding bodies, both local and global, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, University Hospital Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Servier Alberta Innovation in Health Fund. In recognition of his significant contributions, he earned the distinction of becoming a Royal Society of Canada College Member in 2017.

His dedication to mentorship in cardiology is evident through the numerous awards he has received, including the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Tier II Mentoring Award. Dr. Ezekowitz's impact extends to guiding graduate students at various levels of training, from undergraduate to Ph.D. programs.